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Aït-Benhaddou is a city in Morocco.
This is a traditional Mud Brick city on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and has featured in many films, mostly as a replacement for Jerusalem.
It may be better to organise a private hire of a taxi for the trip.
Morocco Explored offers a well priced private trip which includes stops in the High Atlas Mountains.
Once inside the Ksar you can only walk/ climb To get from the newer part of the town you will have to cross a river via Stepping stones. Locals will charge you 10Dr to cross the river on a donkey, and they probably remove the stepping stones to improve their business. The river is only knee-deep and can be easily crossed by feet.
Climb up to the top of the hill for the great views.
There are several shops within the town that sell souvenirs from all over the Sahara, particularly prevalent are Models of the Ksar and wooden artifacts from the Dogon people in Mali. There is a very friendly carpet shop in the newer part of town near the post office